European paintings add sparkle to Kaminski auction March 3-4

European paintings

Francisco Miralles (Spanish, 1848-1901), ‘Before the Church of the Madeleine,’ Paris, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 18 x 21 in., framed 23 x 26 in. Kaminski Auctions image

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will hold a two-day auction March 3 and 4. Day one will be an estate auction and day two will be a designer rug sale with all lots sold unreserved. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The estate portion of the auction features the European fine art collection of Dr. Carl Katz, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lake Garda, Italy. Katz’s collection includes a Francisco Miralles y Galup (Spanish, 1848-1901) French scene titled Before the Church of the Madeleine.

After studying under Ramon Marti y Alsina in Barcelona, Miralles made his career in Paris painting scenes of fashionable women in different Parisian landscapes. The painting on offer at Kaminski is signed and has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.

A second Spanish painter represented in the auction is Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), well known for his landscapes. The painting titled Les Peupliers is an oil on wood panel landscape of poplar trees on the river’s edge and is valued at 18,000-$12,000.

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Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), ‘Les Peupliers,’ oil on wood panel, signed, 9 1/2 x 13 ½ in., framed 18 x 21 in. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Kaminski Auctions image

The cover lot of the Kaminski Auctions brochure features an excellent still life of fruit with a champagne glass, oil on canvas, by the German artist, Emilie Preyer, daughter of Wilhelm Preyer. This painting was at one time on loan to the Louvre Museum, Paris, by the artist. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

European paintings

The cover lot of the Kaminski Auctions brochure features an excellent still life by the German artist Emilie Preyer (German, 1849-1930), daughter of Wilhelm Preyer.

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), is represented in the collection with a watercolor/gouache, titled Chapman at the Bois de Boulogne and is expected to bring $7,500-$12,500.

European paintings

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), watercolor/gouache, ‘Chapman at the Bois de Boulogne,’ matted and framed 24 x 27 in. Estimate: $7,500-$12,500. Kaminski Auctions image

Other paintings on offer are a Harold Waldrum (American, 1934-2003) abstract dated 1977, a sporting art painting of two pointing dogs in the field by the American artist Gustav Muss-Arnolt (1858-1927), a still life by Osip Emmanuelovich Braz (Russian, 1873-1936), and a winter landscape (below) by the Charles H. Leickert (Dutch, 1816-1907).

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Charles H. Leickert (Dutch, 1816-1907), Dutch winter landscape, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 11 1/4 x 17 in., frame 17 x 23 ½ in. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Kaminski Auctions image

Jewelry highlights include a 4.28-carat pear-shaped demantoid pendant set in a 14K yellow gold setting with a GIA report included (est.  $12,000-$18,000). Demantoid is a lustrous green variety of andradite garnet. From the Katz estate is a pair of 18K yellow gold Etruscan-style earrings made by Ilias Lalaounis.

Day two of the auction will feature designer rugs with all lots sold unreserved. The rugs are all from Palm Beach, Florida, estates. The collection is an opportunity to purchase high-end oversize rugs at a fraction of their original value.

There are mansion or palace-size antique Oushak rugs, an exceptional Nepali wool rug with silk flowers that was a special-order designer rug that originally cost $8,000, and a 34-foot designer braided leather runner that was purchased for $11,000, as well as several semi-antique floral hooked rugs labeled Stark.

Exceptional antique rugs include Persian Kermans, Indo Sultanabads, French Aubusson-style needlepoints, Persian Tabriz, Mahals, Sarouks, Indo-Isfahans, Kazaks and many more. There are over 300 exceptional rugs on offer.